Word from Oxford


It is my pleasure to introduce this important and exciting new project in communication. Together with Editor in Chief Jon Nussbaum, as well as with our advisory and editorial boards, I help shape the content for this resource, from providing recommendations on which topics to address to inviting top scholars in the field to participate.

With this undertaking, Oxford University Press seeks to serve the scholarly community in the digital age by developing a comprehensive online resource in communication. It will provide a high-quality, vetted, reliable, and up-to-date resource for researchers, teachers, and students by taking advantage of the internet and its ability to provide instant access throughout the world, support the use of multimedia and hyperlinks, and facilitate continuous additions of new entries and revisions of published articles. As a project native to the web—rather than a paper product adapted to it—the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, over time, will reflect the discipline, from core concepts and approaches to recent research trends, dynamically evolving to capture the diversity and dynamism of the field.

Our hope is that this ORE will become an integrated part of the field, built through collaborative effort between the global community of communication scholars and Oxford University Press. Please be sure to check back over the coming months for new developments and updates as our project grows. I also encourage you to consider participating in this project.

I look forward to working with you!


Anthony Wahl

Acquisitions Editor, Social Sciences